Assam government will form a committee to look into the grievances and prepare a roadmap to take forward the ailing mobile theatre industry in the state.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 18 held a meeting with the representatives of Mobile Theatre Producers’ Association in Guwahati and received a memorandum from them containing their concerns and demands.
The producers and owners of mobile theatre groups apprised the chief minister about difficult period the groups were going through due to the COVID-19 created situation. Sonowal assured the mobile theatre owners that state government would extend help towards alleviating the distress faced by them.
Sonowal directed for constituting a committee consisting of various line departments of the state government to advise on preparing a roadmap for taking forward the mobile theatre industry while finding solutions to the problems afflicting it.
Officials of various departments like cultural affairs, industry and commerce, health, finance etc would be included in the committee along with the representatives of Mobile Theatre Producers’ Association.
The chief minister also directed commissioner and secretary of Industry department KK Dwivedi to hold a meeting with the representatives of Mobile Theatre Producers’ Association on September 19 to find ways to register mobile theatre groups in MSME category.
Saying that Assam was going through a difficult phase as the rest of the world due to COVID-19 induced situation, Sonowal reiterated the state government’s sincerity to extend help to all affected sectors of the society including mobile theatre groups as they have been an integral part of Assam’s cultural landscape and providing employment to scores of people. State government would take steps to alleviate the difficulties faced by mobile theatre industry, he said.